TIME FOR POETRY AND MUSIC TO WELCOME THE WEEKEND

EMILY ELIZABETH DICKINSON  –  Born December 10, 1830 at Amherst, Massachusetts United States    –    Died May 15, 1886 (aged 55)  at Amherst, Massachusetts, United States.

 

“WHY DO I LOVE” YOU, SIR?

“Why do I love” you, Sir?

Because-

The wind does not require the grass

To answer-wherefore when he pass

She cannot keep her place.

 

Because he knows-and

Do not you-

And we know not-

Enough for us

The wisdom is be so

 

The lightning-never asked an Eye

Wherefore it shut-when he was by-

Because he knows it cannot speak-

And reasons not contained-

-of Talk–

There he be-preferred by Daintier Folk-

 

The Sunrise-Sire-compelleth Me-

Because He’s Sunrise-and I see-

Therefore-Then-

I love Thee-

 

THE GRAVE MY LITTLE COTTAGE IS

The grave my little cottage is,

Where “keeping house” for thee

I make my parlor orderly

And lay the marble tea.

 

For two divided, briefly,

A cycle, it may be,

Till everlasting life unite

In strong society

 

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JAMES MERCER LANGSTON HUGHES  Born February 1, 1902  –  Joplin, Missouri, United States    –    Died May 22, 1967 (aged 65)  –  New York City, New York, United States.

 

DREAMS

Hold fast to dreams

For if dreams die

Life is a broken-winged bird

That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams

For when dreams go

Life is a barren field

Frozen with snow.

 

 

I think this poem by Langston Hughes is one of the most beautiful and true poems I have read in a long time.

Emily Dickinson, the two poems made me smile and I liked them a lot, in particular the poem about the cottage.

 

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TOO SHY

For once I saw you

in the distance

staring long at me

I lowered my head

too shy to look at thee

 

For when I rose my head

and shyly looked at thee

a nervous smile

crossed your lips

then what

I asked of me

 

By  AC

 

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I hope you have enjoyed this forthcoming weekend’s choice of Poems and the following choice of classical music.  Have a good, safe, happy weekend, perhaps with some Love or dreams of Love.  Take care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rod Mckuen  (Poet, Writer, Composer)  –  Born April 29, 1933  –  Died January 29, 2015)  –  Symphony No.1  –  “All Men Love Something”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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